PREVIEW: Barrie Baycats Play Pair of Games Against Welland Jackfish This Weekend

Due to technical difficulties, the previous game's recap, originally scheduled to be posted after the game on Wednesday evening, is now available as part of this article. Sorry for the wait! - Patrick Melbourne

BARRIE - Although the Barrie Baycats lost their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Wednesday, they'll be hopeful their two weekend games against the Welland Jackfish will feature better results. With another good performance by the pitching staff on Wednesday, the team now looks to their offense to get back onto where they were projected to be.

Below, you can find the official recap from the Intercounty Baseball League website.

Courtesy: Official Intercounty Baseball League website

TORONTO – Zach Sloan struck out nine over five scoreless innings to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-0 win over Barrie Wednesday night at Christie Pits.

Sloan scattered four hits and walked two as he improved to 2-1.

Offensively, Aidan McAskie and Dan Marra both drilled solo home runs, while Justin Marra and Greg Carrington each doubled home a run. Jose Vinicio went 2-for-4 and scored.

Baycats starter Adam Kahn took the loss, allowing a run on three hits over three innings. He walked two and fanned four.

Noel McGarry-Doyle went 3-for-5 and Tyler Plumpton was 3-for-4.

ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM THE BROADCAST BOOTH: Adam Khan, much like in his first appearance, was the Baycats opener for Evan Soules. He went three innings, and much like in his first appearance, threw two great ones and one okay one. 

The bullpen for the Baycats was excellent, with Soules and Brad Grieveson both making good appearances again. As noted on the Baycats Radio broadcast (available on archive within the next few days), Soules appears to be gaining velocity on his pitches. 

It's really hard to overstate how excellent the pitching and defense was for Toronto in this game, and the Baycats will be making adjustments with that in mind ahead of their next matchup with the team. - Patrick Melbourne



By Patrick Melbourne

This weekend, the Baycats will play against the Welland Jackfish twice - once at home, and once in Welland. 

This Saturday, the game is at Welland Stadium. It will begin at 6:00 PM ET, and fans can view it live on the Welland Jackfish YouTube channel. 

On Sunday, the second game will be at Vintage Throne Stadium, and it will begin at 7:00 PM ET. You can get tickets here. Fans who aren't able to make it to the park can view the full game live on Baycats TV.

The projected starters for the Baycats are Juan Benítez and Marshall Leishman. Leishman, entering his second season with the Baycats, will be making his first start of the season. The Baycats are 3-1 at home this season. Tyler Plumpton has remained one of the top hitters for the team with a .333 batting average.

The Jackfish, who have not yet faced the Baycats in 2022, have had a strong start to the season. With a record of 6-1, the team has been strong both at the plate and on the mound. Sam Cawker, the primary catcher for the team, is currently hitting .417 with a home run and eight RBI. On the mound, Jake Harford has been their top pitcher. With 14 strikeouts and a 0.69 ERA, he's been one of the best pitchers not just for the Baycats, but also in the league.


Watch the full game on Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball TV with commentary from the Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast team. Within the next few days, a version of this game with Baycats Radio commentary will be available on Baycats TV.